General Fusion takes a low-tech approach to a safe, clean form of nuclear energy
Burnaby’s General Fusion appears to inching close to a technology that could supply the world with abundant, clean energy from nuclear fusion.
This is not the first time that scientists have announced that a breakthrough in fusion is “right around the corner,” conceded company founder Michael Delage. The world has more or less lost count.
GF is developing full-scale subsystems to test a new approach to generate the heat and pressure required to sustain a fusion reaction that produces more power than it consumes.
We know that fusion releases huge amounts of energy — it’s been working very nicely to power the Sun for quite some time. The trick is to create and control the conditions present in the Sun here on Earth in a confined space.